I’ve spent couple days this week to launch this side hustle - “A Martech Database - Martechie”, and it was powered by no-code and some basic Python web scraping I had many years ago, so thanks to those amazing no-code tool, now I am able to build a MVP like this in less than 10 hours.
Stacks I used in this project: Webflow, Xano, Zapier, Python, Vercel, and Airtable.
I’m founder of two companies, and a startup investor, a CEO/ CTO, Full-Stack developer, Art Director, Product Designer, Scrum master, and Writer.
And I just pick up a new title recently, I became a part-time “Indie Hacker” after work, and I have a history of over-working. Either working too much at my day job, or immediately picking up too many side-projects when I’m not over-working at my job.
I have been better about this in recent years, but I’ve also started getting into indie hacking. (For a really long time, my side-projects after working hours, were writing some blog, do some marketing & SEO, DevOps R&D, making tutorials for Webflow and NoCode Community or just building fun stuff). I have so many interests I have wanted to try for years, but I want to make sure I make time for family and self-care (I have never taken time for myself historically).
Are you, or were you previously, a part-time indie hacker, building on the side of your day job? I want to hear from you.
- How do you maintain a balance between work, family, health, and your projects?
- What frameworks, tools, mind-set, books, etc… have helped you attain this balance, or at least get closer to it?
- Do you have a set schedule, or just hack when you have a spare moment?
- Do you set specific goals? If so, are they high goals, or more reasonably attainable?
- Do you keep your interests limited to 1 to 2 things at a time?